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How to remove Windows Taskbar

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Fearconor
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How to remove Windows Taskbar

Post by Fearconor »

I just started using my first rainmeter skin (i just copyed/paste i didnt create) and I am unsure how to hide/remove the windows task bar at the bottom. Just wondered if anyone could tell me how to do it.

Also i would need a new skin that can be the start button.... anyone got any good ones they know about that will go with this rainmeter
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JpsCrazy
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Re: How to remove Windows Taskbar

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There are skins that can open the start menu, but as of now Rainmeter cannot replace the taskbar. You can indeed remove it - just google how to - but Rainmeter cannot handle minimized windows and etc.
Fearconor
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Re: How to remove Windows Taskbar

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Thanks for the help
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karmat
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Re: How to remove Windows Taskbar

Post by karmat »

You can autohide the taskbar by right-clicking the taskbar, go to Properties, put a check in the Auto-hide the Taskbar box, click okay.

There is a StartMenuOpener rainmeter skin at http://chrisringeisen.deviantart.com/art/Windows-Start-Menu-Skin-174094238?q=favby%3Akarmat111%2F10209366&qo=5 (you can change the button to whatever you want).
Geez93
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Re: How to remove Windows Taskbar

Post by Geez93 »

Hey did you manage to remove the windows taskbar?
Autohide is anoying!
And which theme do you use?
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tru
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Re: How to remove Windows Taskbar

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have you tried Taskbar Eliminator ?? http://www.aviassin.com/taskbareliminator
Geez93
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Re: How to remove Windows Taskbar

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Yeah i tried that, but it only auto hid my taskbar and when i went down with my mouse it poped up again...
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tru
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Re: How to remove Windows Taskbar

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Geez93 wrote:Yeah i tried that, but it only auto hid my taskbar and when i went down with my mouse it poped up again...
Hmmm, I haven't used it in a while but it appears to of gone wonky with me too. Sowy 'bout that...
vdl68
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Re: How to remove Windows Taskbar

Post by vdl68 »

Stardock ObjectDock does really hide the taskbar and it really work great! ;)
codybear
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Re: How to remove Windows Taskbar

Post by codybear »

I use AutoHotkey and have this in my constantly running script:

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;Win + T = Hide/Unhide Taskbar
#t::
if toggle := !toggle 
    {
    WinHide ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd
    WinHide, Start ahk_class Button 
    }
    else
    {
    WinShow ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd
    WinShow, Start ahk_class Button 
    }
return
Instructions: Press Windows Key & T and it will toggle the taskbar on and off (works for xp and vista/win7...not sure about the other earlier Window OSes.